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Verizon Announces New Mobile Games from Leading Game Publishers
      09/11/08 11:33 AM

Verizon Wireless today announced Verizon Wireless customers now have access to new mobile games from some of the leading content providers in the mobile gaming industry, including:

Gameloft
Glu Mobile Inc.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Mobitween
Namco Networks
RealNetworks, Inc.
SkyZone Entertainment, Inc.
Smashing Ideas, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television

Here are some of the new game titles from these publishers:

SkyZone Entertainment, Inc. released these titles: ?The Rise of Atlantis?, ?Escape!? and ?Twinkle Town?

In ?The Rise of Atlantis? players explore Atlantis and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as they navigate through elaborate animated maps to help solve a system of puzzles that bring players closer to raising the fabled ancient city of Atlantis from its aquatic grave. Addictive tile-swapping puzzle action and a networked high-score feature keep customers entertained while they compete against each other to become the best explorer in the world.

?Escape!? features a conspiracy theory-themed storyline where players awake in a secret corporate lab to discover their memories have been erased, and they are being held captive as test subjects at an unknown agency?s headquarters. Players must collect useful items to help them escape before it is too late by uncovering clues and solving puzzles along the way.

In ?Twinkle Town? players must re-connect a series of disconnected wires that together light up a town. Through 24 intense levels, players must use assigned keys to send a jolt of lightning into the town and light up all of the darkened homes, avoiding any breaks in the string of lights. Additionally, players must find and use special items to light up the entire line of light bulbs to speed up the process.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download ?The Rise of Atlantis,? ?Escape!? and ?Twinkle Town? in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now or Media Center virtual store on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the Voyager by LG, LG Chocolate 3, Samsung Gleam and MOTORAZR2 V9m. Customers can download ?The Rise of Atlantis? or ?Escape!? for $2.99 monthly access or $6.99 for unlimited use purchase. ?Twinkle Town? is available for $2.49 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase. Each game also offers customers a complimentary three-minute demo.


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Smashing Ideas, Inc. Flash based games:



?Boomerang Stan;? players can make their custom shops the place to be by putting together crazy auto orders without making mistakes in ?Custom Shop;? and players must help the starfish to the surface by getting a boost from its jellyfish friends in ?Shooting Starfish.? All three games are from BlueskyNorth. ?Poker Solitaire,? from Ludicrous Software, challenges players to make the best possible poker hands from randomly dealt cards.

?Boomerang Stan,? ?Custom Shop,? ?Shooting Starfish? and ?Poker Solitaire? join the other Smashing Games available to Verizon Wireless customers, which include:
?Flight of the Hamsters? ? Players help the hamsters from the Kids Next Door Treehouse take to the skies for some daredevil fun (from Cartoon Network Mobile).
?Fickleblox? ? Fast-moving puzzle fun as players try to match up chains or groups of colored blox for big scores (from BlueskyNorth).
?RUNE MAGE? ? An addictive puzzle game featuring 25 levels of intense game play across five stages (from Pixelthis Ltd.).
?Mac?s Match-Up? ? As Mac?s friends rush down the staircase to greet him, players try to match them up to score big points (from Cartoon Network Mobile).
?Go Sushi? ? Players help get Yoshi-san back to work on time by helping him find the correct sushi during lunch (from BlueskyNorth).
?Cipher? ? A challenging memory game that is not for the faint hearted (from Moket).

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download Smashing Games from the Verizon Exclusives and Puzzle Games categories in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now or Media Center virtual store for $3.49 one-time use, $7.99 for three uses and $9.99 for five uses. Smashing Games are available on a number of popular Verizon Wireless phones, including the MOTORAZR V3c and MOTORAZR V3m, the MOTOKRZR K1m, the LG enV and the LG Chocolate. Application purchase prices and subscription fees may vary; unless customers have unlimited data features, airtime or megabyte charges may also apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.


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Namco Networks releases three new games: ?USA TODAY Txtpert,? ?PAC-MAN Arcade Golf?? and ?SubMerged.?



With ?USA TODAY Txtpert? by Namco, the popular word game from USA TODAY, players text the missing letters to complete words as fast as they can in two exciting word games with 33 word genres and more than 8,000 words. In Txtword Mode players must complete the crossword in a limited time; then in Down-Word Mode players need to complete words as they drop down to prevent them from piling up.

A combination of mini-golf and classic arcade-game fun, ?PAC-MAN Arcade Golf? challenges players to complete 27 holes of mini-golf in three courses and master more than 100 mini-games. Playing as one of four unique golfers, players putt their way around the world on international mini-golf courses. Each course becomes increasingly challenging with bumpers, walls and warp holes. New twists to the mini-golf concept include bonus fruit from PAC-MAN and coins that can be collected and used to activate arcade machines found on the course.

In ?SubMerged? players start at the bottom of the sea and must rise to the surface by destroying the anchored puzzle pieces that descend from above. Players inflate the floating and rising puzzle pieces with air and merge them with the anchored pieces to form horizontal lines that cause an explosion. As lines are cleared, the remaining pieces fall into place forming another line, causing a chain reaction of explosions and racking up a high score.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download ?USA TODAY Txtpert? and ?SubMerged? from the Puzzle Games category and ?PAC-MAN Arcade Golf? from the Sports Games category in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now or Media Center virtual store on a number of popular Verizon Wireless phones. Customers can download ?USA TODAY Txtpert? for a monthly subscription fee of $3.49 and ?PAC-MAN Arcade Golf? and ?SubMerged? for a monthly subscription fee of $2.99. All three games can be downloaded for unlimited play for $6.99. Each game also offers customers a free three-minute demo.



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Glu Mobile new games: The Dark Knight,? ?Get Cookin?? and ?CrossPix?

In ?The Dark Knight,? the only game available on any platform based on Warner Bros. Pictures? blockbuster film and DC Comics? world renowned characters, a reign of chaos has swept over Gotham City, organized by a criminal mastermind known to terrified citizens only as the Joker. Players must fight crime using Batman?s dynamic combat moves and special gadgets and use stealth to evoke fear in the hearts of enemies. Batman must use every weapon in his arsenal in order to confront his most devious enemy yet.

?Get Cookin?? and ?CrossPix?are two original titles from Glu Mobile Inc. ?Get Cookin?? challenges players to create delicious cuisine by perfecting a wide variety of cooking methods, ingredients, seasonings and recipes, while ?CrossPix? offers Sudoku fans a brand new way to test their deduction skills with dozens of logic puzzles which, when solved, reveal pictures and graphics of a variety of familiar themes.

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download ?The Dark Knight? in the TV/Movie/Music Games category, ?Get Cookin?? in the Strategy Games category and ?CrossPix? in the Puzzle Games category in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now or Media Center virtual store on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless. ?The Dark Knight? is available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $8.99 unlimited use purchase. ?Get Cookin?? and ?CrossPix? are available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $7.99 unlimited use purchase.

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RealNetworks new games: ?Sally?s Salon? and ?Text Twist Turbo?



Based on Real?s top-selling PC game in 2007, ?Sally?s Salon? is a Games Caf?, Inc. original. Players must help Sally make the cut from the shopping mall to the glittering lights of Hollywood. By beautifying everyone ? from little old ladies to punk rockers ? in unique salon locations, players can wash, dye, cut and style their way through more than 50 levels of fashionable fun.

?Text Twist,? a PC favorite originally designed by Real?s GameHouse Studios, returns to mobile with new brain-teasing challenges in ?Text Twist Turbo.? A Daily Play feature offers brand new puzzles to solve every day. As a special bonus, Verizon Wireless customers who purchase the mobile game will receive a complimentary copy of the original smash-hit PC game from RealArcade.com.

Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download ?Sally?s Salon? from the Strategy Games category and ?Text Twist Turbo? in the Puzzle Games category in the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now or Media Center virtual store. Both games are available for $3.49 monthly subscription or $6.99 unlimited use purchase on a number of popular phones from Verizon Wireless, including the Voyager by LG, LG Dare and LG Decoy.


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